the mix of the six…
MP3: Walls – Gaberdine
VIDEO: Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancer
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HTRK – Ha
Robots In Disguise – The Tears
J Dilla – Won’t Do
Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes (Live on KEXP)
Kelis – Acapella
I know it’s been a while since i last posted but it’s been an eventful few weeks. I’ve had to deal with a lot of overtime at work which has it’s good and bad points.
Good points – lots of money at the end of the month.
Bad points – over tiredness (i can’t sleep) and an almost non existent social life between Monday and Friday.
Over the past week or two i’ve also been busy sorting out my new house. Yes, i eventually got a flat. I’m eventually moving out into the big bad world on my own. Well, technically not on my own, me and Gustav are moving in together. It’s something we’d planned for years and now it’s taken shape. We move in on the 4th of May.
I’m writing this post at 3am as i get ready to leave on a 10 hour drive from Glasgow to the South of England. I’m going on a kinda mini holiday/music festival trip. Should be fun.
I obviously won’t however be able to post when i’m away but i have lots of posts planned and ready for when i come back (next Tuesday). I’ll squeeze in a Six Mix and a Video Dose before the end of the month and there’s also another interview for the “Are Friends Eclectic?” section which is just about ready to be be published. Add an upcoming Weekend Mixtape and a mini review of the year so far and preview of what’s still to come in 2010 and that makes for a busy blog for when i get back.
For the moment here’s a handful of random tracks that i’ve been listening to a lot lately.
Also if you’re looking for an interesting read you could do worse than have a look at the following blogs…….
my friend Emma’s blog
my friend Simon’s (just recently started) blog
my friends Luisa’s blog
On the random side of things…
I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS BUT I WANT TO GO HERE…….
This is a new section i’ve decided to start. I’ve had it planned in my head for ages now and i have a few friends willing to be “interviewed” on their music tastes etc.
First in line to be grilled is Simon…..
SIT WOLF: Describe music in 5 or less words.
SIMON: Constantly evolving but still appealing.
SIT WOLF: What was the first album you bought?
SIMON: I remember buying Orbital’s debut album in a second hand shop in Zurich when i was 14. I bought it because there was a random sticker of Kurt Cobain stuck to it.
SIT WOLF: What was the last album you bought?
SIMON: I left most of my CDs back in Switzerland so i had to go out and buy all my favourites again at the beginning of the year. The last one i bought was Refused “The Shape of Punk To Come”. I have that in 4 formats now!
SIT WOLF: What are your views on illegal downloading/file sharing?
SIMON: Well i’ve only just be re-connected to the internet recently. I’ve been out the loop for a while but i’ve made up for lost time and done my fair share of downloading. I hold nothing against file sharing or downloading. If you really like a band you’re gonna go buy their stuff anyway aren’t you?
SIT Wolf: Couldn’t agree more.
SIT WOLF: What was your very first gig?
SIMON: Shit man, that was a long time ago. I remember my brother Marco dragging me to see The Offspring with him back in 1999. I’d have been 14 at the time.
SIT WOLF: What was your last gig?
SIMON: That would’ve been going to see Emalkay with you and Morgan at the Cabaret Voltaire. About 3 weeks ago.
SIT WOLF: What’s the next gig you’re going to?
SIMON: Modeselektor this coming Friday (9th April @ ABC, Glasgow)
SIT WOLF: If you were told that you could only listen to 3 albums over and over again for the rest of your life, what would they be?
SIMON: The Descendents – “Milo Goes To College”, Queens of the Stone Age – “Songs For The Deaf” and Underworld – “dubnobasswithmyheadman”.
SIT WOLF: What 3 songs are currently on constant rotation on your IPod/MP3 Player?
SIMON: Dead Kennedys – “California Uber Allies”, D.I.M – “Airbus” and The Cramps – “Human Fly”.
SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite remixes?
SIMON: IAMX – “Kiss and Swallow (Moonbootica Remix)”, Death From Above 1979 – “Black History Month (Josh Homme Remix)” and The Prodigy – “Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)”
SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite films?
SIMON: Saving Private Ryan, the Rocky series but only up until number 4. Anything thereafter is dross. And lastly Hackers. There’s also Shaving Ryan’s Privates, i highly recommend that one. Watch it alone though.
SIT WOLF: I said 3! And sorry, i’m not a fan of styling male pubic hair.
SIT WOLF: What are your 3 favourite music videos?
SIMON: As much as i hate U2 i always loved the video for “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”. I’m a sucker for anything to do with Batman. I also thought the lego idea for “Fell In Love With A Girl” by the White Stripes was really original and a brilliant video. My new favourite one is “Window Seat” by Erykah Badu, only cos she gets nekkid!
SIT WOLF: Do you play an instrument? If so, which one?
SIMON: Yes, the bass. And a bit of drums, everyone knows a bit of drums though, right?
SIT WOLF: If you could make a Supergroup (5 members) that you’d love to hear who would be in it and what would their name be?
SIMON: Amazing question. Easy to answer, Cedric Bixler-Zavala on vocals, Kim Thayil and Andy Falkous on guitars, Nick Oliveri on bass and Zach Hill on drums. They’d be called Orange Head.
SIT WOLF: Why Orange Head?
SIMON: Because of THAT joke!
SIT WOLF: Oh yeah…..
SIT WOLF: Give the readers and i 3 bands that you think we might not know but we should check out? Give us a description.
SIMON: 1. The Evpatoria Report. They are a Swiss instrumental rock band. 2. Comanechi. Hectic lo-fi punk duo that includes the drummer from The Big Pink singing. They have songs about “pussy”. 3. Led Zeppelin. They’re this really old band from the 70’s that no one has heard of, i’d most definitely check them out if i were you.
SIT WOLF: Led Zeppelin? Never heard of them…..
SIT WOLF: What would your ideal gig be (3 bands past or present)? And where would it be?
SIMON: It would be at the Hallenstadion (Zurich) and the headliners would be The Mars Volta, with At-The Drive In and Tool supporting.
SIT WOLF: What word best sums your musical tastes up?
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Ok, just to clear things up…..the post about The Prodigy and Bob Dylan collaborating was an April Fools joke. I’d like to think that most people got that but it seems quite a few didn’t and actually downloaded the MP3. The “sample” was just a mash together of “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “No Man Army”. I apologise for any upset caused.
The new album’s due on the 4th May. Two songs have been released so far, “Rocket Skates” and “Diamond Eyes” which is also the name of the album.
Having gave the full album a listen to i can safely say that the Deftones are BACK. Chino’s voice is back to its vocal chord shredding best when he screams which had maybe been missing from the last two albums in my opinion. “Diamond Eyes” as a whole is certain to keep fans of early Deftones happy as well as capturing the ears of a new generation. There’s also more than a few “melancholic” moments that are reminiscent of Chino’s other band Team Sleep or even the bands White Pony era. If i had to compare it to a previous album though i’d need to go for “Around The Fur”. It garners that whole raw sound that they’re so good at.
My favourite song (so far that is, it’s likely to change!) off the new album is “Royal”
MP3: Deftones – Royal
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Yes, you read the headline correctly. Liam Howlett has confirmed that Bob Dylan will appear on the new Prodigy album set for release in late 2010. Howlett revealed that the as yet untitled album will feature collaborations galore with Jay Z, Mr Hudson, Josh Homme, Chris Corner and Shirley Manson and many more all rumoured to be involved. None of the names mentioned so far are quite as baffling as Dylan though. Can it work? Is it destined to end in disaster? The song that the folk legend is lending his “voice” to is a pounding bass heavy track called “Day of the Holy Innocents”.
There’s a leak of a sample that’s being doing the rounds online.
To me it sounds like it could work out not too bad. Can’t believe i actually said that……The Prodigy and Bob Dylan work well? What’s happening to me?
Here’s a few videos of some of their finest work to date. Separately of course.
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